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Dixit Dominus: Vivaldi, Mozart, Handel

Dixit Dominus: Vivaldi, Mozart, Handel


Handel:

Dixit Dominus, HWV 232

Mozart:

Dixit and Magnificat, K. 193

Vivaldi:

Dixit Dominus, RV595


Marta Mathéu, Marta Bayodi-Hirt (sopranos), Anthony Roth Costanzo (alto), Makoto Sakurada (tenor), Furio Zanasi (bass) & Manfredo Kraemer (concertino)

La Capella Reial de Catalunya & Le Concert des Nations, Jordi Savall

Alia Vox presents three composers in three masterpieces based on a cornerstone of the Bible, the psalm 'Dixit Dominus' in the latest programme from Jordi Savall.

Following the critically acclaimed 'Magnificat & Concerti' two years ago, 'Dixit' highlights the full maturity of his ensembles.

The vivid orchestral colours, the ideal spacing of the instruments, the effortless virtuosity of the choir, the bright recorded sound bringing out the detail within the works all prove that Jordi Savall has established a new standard for the recording of 18th Century music.

“The performances of all three pieces have an overall character that contrasts with the tendency these days for hard-driven interpretations…an individualistic and essentially musical approach, as one might expect from Savall” Gramophone Magazine, January 2017

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Granada 1013-1526

Granada 1013-1526


1. Invocación Qamti be-Ishon Layla (Cantar de los Cantares. Inspirado en Cantar 3, 1-4)

2. Taqsim instrumental & Danza morisca (Ney)

3. Moaxaja: Billadi askara min aadbi Llama - Al-Andalus

4. Preces: Penitentes orate - Plegaria mozárabe s. XI

5. Ductia (instr.) - Cantiga de Santa María (CSM 123) - Alfonso X El Sabio

6. Siónida: Yefe Nof - Yehudá Haleví (1075-1141)

7. Taqsim (Kanun) - Improvisación - Moaxaja: Ya gosan naqa - Ibn Zuhr - Tradición Al-Ándalus

8. Fragmento de la Carta sobre la conversión forzosa Iggeret ha-Shemad, cap. IV - Las Estrellas de los cielos

9. Danza morisca

10. Lamento: Plange Castella misera - Anónimo, Códice de Las Huelgas, f. 160, s. X

11. Danza de iniciación (instrumental)

12. Lamento hebraico-andaluz Dror yiqrá - Dunash ben Labrat, s. X

13. Poema en piedra de la Alhambra de Granada. Texto en árabe de Ibn Zamrak - Taqsim

14. Pero que seja a gente - Cantiga de Santa María (CSM 181) - Alfonso X El Sabio

15. Romance fronterizo: Cerco de Baeza - Anónimo, Cancionero de Palacio (CMP 106)

16. Lamento: El camino – La angustia - Improvisación andalusí

17. Propiñan del Melyor (instr.) - Anónimo, s. XV

18. Villancico: Aquella mora garrida - Gabriel, Cancionero de Palacio (CMP 254)

19. Villancico: Viva el gran Re Don Fernando - Carlo Verardi

20. Romance: El pan de la aflicción - Plegaria sefardí

21. Diario de abordo de Cristóbal Colón, Noche del 11 al 12 octubre 1492

22. Villancico: Todos los bienes del mundo - Juan del Enzina

23. Crónica de los Reyes de Castilla, cap. CXCVI

24. Lamento andalusí Maqam hijaz - Ibn Zaydún (Córdoba 1003-Sevilla 1071)


Jordi Savall examines 500 years of history in this portrait of a city that symbolises like no other the fruitful, and at the same time, conflictual encounter of the three monotheistic religions. The succession of the Zirid, Almoravid, Almohad and Nasrid dynasties, their relationship with the neighbouring Christian kingdoms and the often precarious situation of the Jews (the first inhabitants of this area) are reflected in this wide musical fresco, in which each culture displays its most advanced refinement.

“imaginatively chosen, memorably performed, well documented with essays and illustrations.” Record Review, 11th June 2016

“Here is a fascinating range of music Islamic, Jewish and Christian, charting half a millennium of history...The performances under Savall’s direction are always evocative, and some are touching and some vibrant.” Sunday Times, 3rd July 2016

“A classic Jordi Savall project with Iberian cultural history lesson and loads of misty reverb attached...the performances are full of finesse and intensity...What stands out for me is the Mozarabic polyphony – vibrant, poised singing from La Capella Reial de Catalunya.” The Guardian, 28th July 2016 ****

“The celebration of musical interconnectedness is manifest in the smoothness of Savall’s programme and its execution … Heart-rending moments of beauty abound such as Manuel Forcano’s (director, Institute Ramon Llull) recitation concerning the forced conversion of the Jews in 1148.” Gramophone Magazine, September 2016

“The music itself is packed full of discoveries and treasures which often reveal themselves through juxtaposition … The choral work is also typically excellent … In short, this is a breathtaking achievement. It’s the kind of disc that often left me in quiet astonishment not just at its ambition, artistry or skill, but at the way it tries to further the human story and enrich the experience of us all. Bravo!” MusicWeb International, September 2016

“As ever, Savall points up the sources’ colour, vitality, expressiveness and socio-political context in an exciting, fascinating and utterly beguiling programme … The singers are superb, displaying gorgeous timbres and honest emotional dimensions … the realisations are consistently moving and beautiful. Even the spoken texts sound mellifluous and resonant.” BBC Music Magazine, November 2016 *****

“In yet another Tardis of a disc, time-traveller extraordinare Jordi Savall packs five centuries and seven epochs of Granada’s history into a haunting, atmospheric, evocative, heart-rending, -stopping, -warming by turns melange of three medieval cultures: Arabic, Christian and Jewish … this SACD with (as ever) stunningly beautiful booklet enthrals, enchants and demands total attention.” Choir & Organ, November/December 2016

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Ramon Llull (1232-1316)

Ramon Llull (1232-1316)

Era of Conquest, Dialogue, and Exhortation


Ramon Llull (1232-1316) was one of the most prominent writers and poets of medieval Catalonia. Llull lived at a time of great cultural splendour, marked by the coexistence, not always peacefully, of the three religious cultures of his time: Christian, Jewish, Muslim. While there is no direct evidence whether or not Ramon Llull was himself a musician, it’s clear that he deeply loved the art of singing; indeed, many of his poems were intended to be sung.

Jordi Savall leads La Capella Reial de Catalunya, Hespèrion XXI, and special guest artists in a programme entitled 'Ramon Llull: Era of Conquest, Dialogue, and Exhortation'.

“If you’ve come across Savall’s special projects on the Alia Vox label before you’ll know just what an attractive package they’ve put together; the music though, that’s the thing, colourful, imaginative, beautifully recorded” CD Review, 21st May 2016

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Beethoven: Sinfonia Eroica

Beethoven: Sinfonia Eroica


Beethoven:

Symphony No. 3 in E flat major, Op. 55 'Eroica'

Coriolan Overture, Op. 62


This is music to shock, arouse and thrill — the only thing it won’t do is leave you unmoved. Sitting like a gate-keeper to the new century, a century that saw more change than any before it, Beethoven’s 'Eroica' (1803-5) changed the history of music. Take note, it seems to say: Man has the power to challenge Fate and sometimes even win (the French Revolution was still echoing in the mind). In 1994 Jordi Savall conducted Beethoven's 'Eroica' symphony with Le Concert des Nations (a group he founded in 1989 for Baroque music), winning praise for this well-researched and groundbreaking interpretation.

“it still has the ability to make one sit up and take note, whether it be the brilliance of the woodwind tone, the shimmering tremolo strings with cutting cross-accents driving the music forward like some sort of life-bringing juggernaut that refuses to be ignored; perhaps for the first time, I heard what my university lecturers meant by the shock value of “Eroica”, and Savall does all of this without milking each of the many dramatic moments.” Early Music Review, 1st April 2016

“For me it is a triumph and I cannot praise this too strongly. The superb notes, three essays covering eleven pages for each language, and excellent illustrations, add to the value of the issue.” MusicWeb International

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Les Éléments: Tempêtes, orages et fêtes marines

Les Éléments: Tempêtes, orages et fêtes marines


Locke:

Music from The Tempest

Marais, M:

Suite No. 4 "Airs pour les Matelots & les Tritons"

Rameau:

Air pour les Zephirs (from Les Indes Galantes)

Orage et air pour Boree (from Les Indes galantes)

Tonnerre (from Hippolyte Et Aricie)

Zoroastre: Contredanse

Zoroastre: Contredanse très vive

Rebel, J-F:

Les Élémens

Telemann:

Overture (Suite) TWV 55:C3 in C major for wind, strings & b.c. 'Hamburger Ebb und Fluth' ('Wassermusik')

Vivaldi:

Flute Concerto, Op. 10 No. 1 in F major, RV 433 'La tempesta di mare'


This double album is an invitation to explore the forces of nature, so vividly depicted by the composers at the turn of the XVIIth and XVIIIth centuries.

With this stunning (and first) recording of Jean-Fery Rebel’s Les Elements, Jordi Savall displays his unmatched vision of the baroque orchestral repertoire, proving that authenticity and timbral beauty aren’t mutually exclusive.

New recordings of works by Locke, Vivaldi, Marais, Telemann and Rameau - a splendidly varied and expressively wide-ranging selection - is a welcome addition to the existing landmark recordings made by Savall in this repertoire.

Pellucid engineering complements the live performances perfectly, offering warmth without excessive resonance, and letting the players shine.

“Jordi Savall’s inventive programming explores earth, air, fire and water. The ferment of Rameau’s Tonnerre from Hippolyte meets the cooler but highly original Curtain Tune from Matthew Locke’s Tempest and Vivaldi’s bubbling Tempesta di mare concerto. Hidden in Marin Marais’ Alcione, with its tremendous Chaconne, is the surprise of a march that became a popular Christmas carol. Le Concert des Nations plays with typical verve and energy” The Guardian, 10th January 2016 ****

“a live recording of an excellent programme with the theme of musical ‘tone painting'...I enjoyed the discs very much.” Early Music Review, 24th January 2016

“Jordi Savall directs with typical grandeur and depth of tone. The subject-matter means plenty of work for the two-man wind machine and rumbling drum department, but there is exquisite contrast too in, say, the fluty stillness of Marais’s Ritournelle or the exquisitely graceful ‘sleeping Thetis’ Sarabande of the Telemann.” Gramophone Magazine, February 2016

“All through there are striking moments with Le Concert des Nations weaving some wonderful sounds with lovely textures and harmonies, particularly towards the end … Jordi Savall has gathered together a terrific collection of music to which he and Le Concert des Nations bring life and buoyancy, colour and great textures” The Classical Reviewer, 6th February 2016

“a very rewarding exploration of how several Baroque composers treated the themes of nature and the elements.” MusicWeb International, May 2016

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Biber: Baroque Splendor - Missa Salisburgensis

Biber: Baroque Splendor - Missa Salisburgensis

Recorded in Cardona (Catalunya) January 14-16, 2015 except for La Battalia à 10, recorded on February 11th, 2002


Biber:

Motet 'Plaudite tympana'

Battalia à 10

Sonata Sancti Polycarpi

Missa Salisburgensis

Fanfara


Hanna Bayodi-Hirt, Marianne Beate Kielland, Pascal Bertin, David Sagastume, Nicholas Mulroy, Lluis Vilamajó, Daniele Carnovich, Antonio Abete

La Capella Reial de Catalunya & Le Concert des Nations, Jordi Savall

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The 'Missa Salisburgensis à 53 voci' (in comparison, 'Spem in alium' was written by Thomas Tallis for «only» 40 voices) is perhaps the largest-scale piece of extant sacred Baroque music, an archetypical work of the Colossal Baroque. It is a polychoral composition which takes advantage of the multiple organs and various locations available for groups of singers and musicians to perform in Salzburg Cathedral, probably for the 1682 celebrations marking the 1100th anniversary of the founding of the Archbishopric of Salzburg. This stunning recording features Jordi Savall’s ensembles at their best and fully reveals the «splendour» of this masterpiece. A recording of cosmic proportions that Jordi Savall has decided to illustrate with a celestial image of the Helix Nebula. Nothing less.

“Savall rallies his ensembles to scale the exultant heights but still keeps things nimble; the full ensemble sound is warm, vibrant and spacious, while shapely solo voices make clear work of all that counterpoint...Savall is in his element [in Battalia], leading the dance with supple, graceful swing.” The Guardian, 10th September 2015 ****

“an ingenious balancing act between solo voices, choirs and brass, particularly in the ensemble developments of the Gloria and the lengthy Credo, with its shift from angelic high voices to deep, sorrowful ones as the crucifixion weighs heavily.” The Independent, 10th October 2015

“[a] superb new recording … The venue chosen for this recording – the Romanesque chapel of Cardona Castle in Catalonia – also possesses generous reverberation, but Savall knows how to capitalise on it, allowing the music to bloom and blaze but also to withdraw intimately into itself … the overall impression of sumptuousness certainly lives up to the CD’s Baroque Splendour title.” The Telegraph, October 2015

“Savall marshals the music with a keen sensibility to momentum, balance and colour…[his] more organically natural acoustic makes for an easier overall listen [than the Koopman or McCreesh versions] while losing only a little in forthright splendour…[the Mass] makes its awesome point.” Gramophone Magazine, November 2015

“This is Biber in gargantuan mode … superbly recorded. Groups ranging from solo voices with a pair of recorders to the full ensemble complete with brass and drums are thrown across the huge spaces of the chapel with palpable excitement and thrilling effect. The reverberation lasts over five seconds, yet every detail in the small scale passages is crystal clear, and the sheer weight of the full forces is shattering.” BBC Music Magazine, Christmas 2015

“The central work on the disc is the astonishing Missa Salisburgensis, but Savall surrounds this with a range of other works, choral and instrumental, that show this remarkable composer off to a dazzling degree. It's my greatest musical discovery of the year so far...It's very well sung but the effect when the voices, trumpets and drums all combine is breathtaking, and the engineers deserve credit for capturing it so faithfully...Overall, tremendous.” MusicWeb International, February 2016

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Monteverdi: L'Orfeo

Monteverdi: L'Orfeo


Montserrat Figueras (La Musica), Furio Zanasi (Orfeo), Arianna Savall (Euridice), Sara Mingardo (Messaggiera), Cécile van de Sant (Speranza), Antonio Abete (Caronte), Adriana Fernández (Proserpina), Daniele Carnovich (Plutone), Fulvio Bettini (Apollo), Mercedes Hernández (Ninfa), Marília Vargas (Ninfa), Gerd Türk (Pastore & Eco), Francesc Garrigosa (Pastore & Spirito), Carlos Mena (Pastore) & Iván García (Pastore & Spirito)

La Capella Reial de Catalunya & Le Concert des Nations, Jordi Savall

This live recording made on January 31st, 2002 at the Liceu Theatre in Barcelona is already a cornerstone of any Monteverdi discography. It has been released on DVD by Opus Arte (but is now unavailable in most countries and reaches pretty high scores on the market place...), with a slightly different editing. This new and original multichannel mastering reveals the full scale of the inspiration of Jordi Savall and his ensembles, as well as the soloists, who include the late Montserrat Figueras, Furio Zanasi and Sara Mingardo.

“The singing and playing is of a very high standard.” Early Music Review, 1st July 2015

“This is an opulent L’Orfeo rich in drama and contrast; the complete musico-dramatic article, utterly engrossing. Savall achieves a nigh-pefect balance between ravishing resonance and sound on the one hand, and gripping, pacey narrative on the other … a sumptuous production that must have been the ticket of the year.” Early Music Today, March/May 2016

“Savall's ideas may not satisfy everyone, but there's never a hint of formulaic complacency, and this live performance is an engaging alternative view to experience alongside the best studio versions.” Gramophone Magazine, September 2015

“Savall’s performance is bold and full-bodied, especially in the warm choral singing and orchestral playing. The soloists are more variable, often placed far back in the sonic picture...the finest singing is from Sara Mingardo as a plangent Messenger.” The Observer, 14th June 2015 ***

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War & Peace 1614-1714

War & Peace 1614-1714


Lully, Handel, Charpentier, Scheidt, Biber, Schein, Cabanilles, Dumanoir, Rosenmüller, Jenkins, Cererols, Blow: this double SACD-book gathers the who’s-who of European music, to mention but a few, of the 17th and the beginning of the 18th centuries. Deeply affected by the Thirty Years War as well as the War of Spanish Succession, the finest music inspired by this turmoil is vividly performed by Jordi Savall and his ensembles. The set ends with a fantastic and complete performance of Handel’s 'Jubilate Deo'; and, as you have come to expect from Alia Vox, the booklet is lavishly documented.

CD-Book 2 hybrid multichannel SACD

Booklet : English, French, German, Italian, Castilian, Catalan

“I was left repeatedly amazed that Savall and his performers are so good at such a wider range of repertoire...This isn't just an impressive musical release: it's a whole cultural festival within two covers. Both for its ambitions and for its artistic standards, it deserves to do well” MusicWeb International, 3rd March 2015

“there is some fine music making here.” Early Music Review, April 2015

“Ambitious, magnificent, extraordinary, compelling, fabulous: Jordi Savall’s indomitable vision recreates the soundworld of 100 years of conflict, from the 30 Years War to the War of the Spanish Succession. It is simultaneously a history lesson and an extraordinary artistic achievement … Robin plays with daring, verve and with unflinching attention to colouristic detail. The result is a triumph” Choir & Organ, July/August 2015

“the Turkish music is played with particularly brilliant swagger and feel for the orientalism of it all, reminding us that Savall is one of the greatest World Musicians working in classical music. All told, then, this is an incredibly impressive achievement, both as a curated festival of culture — music, art, literature and philosophy — and as a humanitarian exploration. This isn't just an impressive musical release: it's a whole cultural festival within two covers.” MusicWeb International

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La Lira d’Espéria II - Galicia

La Lira d’Espéria II - Galicia

Cantos da terra e danzas antigas


1. INVOCACION A Virgen (Rebec en mi)

2. ESTAMPITA I De muitas guisas (Rebec en mi)

3. DANZA Muito per é Gran dereito (Rebec en mi)

4. CANTO DE CUNA (Rebab & campanas)

5. CAMINANDO (Rebab & campanas)

6. ALALÁ (Rebec en mi)

7. ESTRELIÑA DO LUCEIRO (Rebec en mi)

8. DUCTIA I Ben pode (Viella en la & percussió)

9. ROTUNDELLUS A que faz (Viella en la & percussió)

10. BAILE I O que pola Virgen Viella & percussió)

11. PREGARIA En gran coita (Rebec en mi & campanes)

12. SALTARELLO I (Rebec en mi & percussio)

13. DUCTIA II (Rebab & percussió)

14. ROTUNDELLUS NOVELLUS (Rebab & percussió)

15. ESTAMPITA II Por nos de dulta livrar(Rebec en mi)

16. DANZA II (Rebec en mi)

17. SALTARELLO II Quen na Virgen Santa (Rebec, mi)

18. NADALA «Vinde picariñas» (Viella en la & percussió)

19. CANCIÓN I (Viella en la & percussió)

20. DUCTIA ANTIGUA Sempr’acha Santa Maria (Viella en la & percussió)

21. DANZA III Muito bon migrar (Rebec en mi)

22. SALTARELLO III Aquelm podedes jurar (Rebec en mi)

23. CANCIÓN & DANZA (Viella en la & percussió)

24. BAILE II (Viella en la & percussió)

25. ALBA NOVA (Rebab en sol & percussió)

26. ROTUNDELLUS III En querer (Rebab & percusió)

27. STAMPITA III (Rebab & percussió)

28. ALBA ANTIGUA Virgen Madre gloriosa (Rebec & campanes)


Jordi Savall (vielle, rebec, rebab) & Pedro Estevan (percussion)

Jordi Savall owes one of his greatest recording successes to the album 'La Lira d’Espéria', released in 1994 under the Astrée label.

This new recording, 'La Lira d’Espéria II', features Galicia, a Spanish region with rich musical traditions, including a Celtic one, and some remarkably well preserved manuscripts dating from the High Middle Ages which provide the scholarly basis for Jordi Savall’s performance of pieces that are full of fantasy and colour. As ever in the company of percussionist Pedro Estevan, he plays a vielle, a rebec (a medieval stringed instrument) and a rebab: a cousin of the rebec’s whose sound box is covered with stretched skin, shown on the album cover.

Booklet: English, French, German, Italian, Castillian, Catalan

“La Lira d’Esperia II: Galicia is what it says on the sleeve, rustic playing, a pleasingly resonant SACD recording and, as ever, copious notes and illustrations.” CD Review, 18th October 2014

“He [Savall] comes up with something that not only seems very true to the spirit of the older music, but is great listening … As you would expect, the playing is fantastic, spontaneous, brilliant … Savall encourages us to consider the most ancient of our musical traditions in the context of living folk music.” Early Music Review, 20th February 2015

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Impro: Ferran Savall

Impro: Ferran Savall


Impro 1 Somni (Dream)

Impro 2 Plaça del sol

Impro 3 Fills de l’abundància (Son of Abundance)

Impro 4 De gira (On Tour)

Impro 5 Cardona blues

Impro 6 El joc etern (The Eternal Game)

Impro 7 Nous horitzons (New Horizons)

Impro 8 Veus humanes (Human Voices)

Impro 9 Jaroslaw: Jordi Savall, viola da gamba

Impro 10 Amb el Pedro i els canaris (with Pedro and the Canaris)

Impro 11 Sense fer soroll (Noiseless)

Impro 12 Wonder

Impro 13 Comiat d’una Mare (Farewell to a Mother)

Somewhere over the rainbow


Ferran Savall (vocal, theorb, guitar), Pedro Estevan (maraques, darbuca, tambor ganga) & Jordi Savall (viola da gamba)

After his acclaimed first opus, Ferran Savall is back with a deeply personal album that recaptures moments of grace recorded during improvisation sessions from 2003 to 2011.

Whether performing as vocal and guitar solo or accompanied by his father Jordi Savall and the percussionist Pedro Estevan, he continues to explore the traditions of his native Catalonia, enriched with his own musical experience. The intimate character of this album culminates in the track « Comiat d’una Mare » (Farewell to a mother), a piece dedicated to the soprano Montserrat Figueras, who died on 23 November, 2011. Ferran Savall closes the album with a new interpretation of 'Over the Rainbow' that is remarkable for its depth and simplicity.

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